Beshear and Florida Governor to Discuss Prescription Abuse Before Congress

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Florida Governor Rick Scott disagree over how best to fight prescription drug abuse, and on Thursday morning, both men will address the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the issue. Beshear and various state and federal officials have encouraged Scott to rethink his plans to cut an as-yet-unimplemented prescription pill tracking… Continue reading Beshear and Florida Governor to Discuss Prescription Abuse Before Congress

Indiana House Approves Drug Tracking Bill

The Indiana House has approved a bill that would require computerized tracking by retailers of cold medications used in making methamphetamine. The vote was 78-11 The bill would have all stores selling pseudoephedrine enter the identity of customers into a multistate database and limit a person to buying 7.2 grams of those drugs in a… Continue reading Indiana House Approves Drug Tracking Bill

Bi-Annual Drug Toss Is Saturday

On Saturday, April 9th, residents can give their expired or unneeded prescriptions to city officials, who will dispose of the drugs according to EPA standards.

Drugs that are disposed of improperly can contaminate ground and drinking water.

Conway Asks Floridians to Support Prescription Tracking Program

A letter from Conway appeared in Friday’s Sun Sentinel newspaper. It asks readers to lobby their state lawmakers to keep the program. The letter comes days after Scott announced plans to use federal grant funds from the new healthcare law to create a task force to fight prescription abuse.

Conway Joins Calls Against Florida Prescription Tracking Cut

It’s believed that many of the prescriptions abused in Kentucky come from Florida. Governor Steve Beshear, Lieutenant Governor Dan Mongiardo, Congressman Hal Rogers and U.S. Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske have all encouraged Florida Governor Rick Scott to reconsider cutting the program.